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The rich musical heritage of the Turkish metropolis located between the Orient and the Occident comes to the screen in director Fatih Akin's cinematic tribute to Istanbul's thriving music scene. In bringing both historic and recent expressions of Istanbul's unique legacy of music to the screen in a documentary that strives to both inform and entertain, Akin offers compelling insight into both the creative history of the city as well as the lives of the individuals who populate it. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
If you are a fan of music, or a fan of Istanbul, or a fan of both, you'll enjoy this documentary. It profiles several artists of varying genres which gives you a holistic... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Artsy Emma
Absolutely riveting documentary about the music scene around Turkey. One of the best music docs I've ever seen. Read morePublished on January 27, 2013 by Sally Dodd
This movie is interesting, but a long shot from the 4 and 5 star reviews that made me give it a view. I have traveled to Turkey and loved the country. Read morePublished on November 16, 2012 by Sharon Jacobs
Faith Akin shows yet another side of his amazing talent.
Sandwiched between his two brilliant dramas 'Head On', and 'Edge of
Heaven', this is a fun, infectious... Read more
Watch it for the music, which is stunning and diverse, but try to tune out Alexander Haacke's painfully self-conscious posturing through this film, which positions him less as a... Read morePublished on April 26, 2010 by Jubal Howe
I always dreamed of visiting Istanbul but when I watched this movie in a theater, years ago, I realized how rich the local culture was. Read morePublished on November 27, 2009 by Rene De Paula Jr.
Ok, this shows the music of contemporary Istanbul, but the case is made early on that very exciting new things were happening. Read morePublished on November 26, 2009 by Bradley F. Smith
This is a trip transcending so many levels. This incredible video music documentary captures the incredible clash of ancient and stra-modern that takes place in the magical and... Read morePublished on May 5, 2009 by Evan F. Grosz
Fairly modern - does not do a lot of music history or exploration of Eastern forms (what i was expecting) It is more of a sampler of what is happening with the music scenes in a... Read morePublished on December 7, 2008 by AnnetteV2